Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, December 13, 1889, Image 4

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    | periors. Withal, its editorial articles
are such specimens of English as afford
delight to intelligent readers. We may
sum up our opinion of the Record by
saying that it is a great newspaper.
Terms, 82.00 a Year, in. Adv
Bellefonte, Pa., December 13, 1889.
——The public has great reason to
be solicitous about the health of Hon.
SaMuEL J. RANDALL whose. health
has been in a very low condition since
he went to Washington to attend the
present session of Congress. His death
is apprehended, but it is to be hoped
that a recovery may restore him to the !
official service in which he has been so
prominent and so useful.
rss meme cnn
Cleveland and the Veterans.
P, GRAY MEEK,” -* -'" won.
Farm Depreciation.
Ata meeting of the State Grange,
Patrons of Husbandry, at Harrisburg
on Tuesday, Worthy Master Lroxarp
RuoxE delivered an address in which
he spoke of the unjust and burdensome
taxation imposed upon the farmers of
this State and the disastrous effect it
has had upon the value of their prop-
erty. He said:
The alarming depreciation of our real es-
tate, and the corresponding depreciation in
the value of our annual productions are just
cause for serious reflection. While our people
are industrious, intelligent and economieal,
they ars depressed and discouraged. The
real cause of this is our pernicious legislation.
Trusts and combines manipulate our produc-
tions and reap the reward justly Lelonging to
the farmer.
It is to be trusted that the farmers
understand what party is responsible
for the legislation of which the Worthy
Master complains.
General HastiNes at the same time
made a speech to the assembled gran-
gers, but the profound views le ad-
vanced on the subject of the farmers’
condition and the measures of relief
that should be adopted for its ameliora-
tion, are not reported. The General is
a candidate in a party that has been
keeping taxation on the farmers
for the benefit of the corporations, and
would be as much of a servant to the
latter as is the present Governor.
That he hasn't the confidence of the
farmers of Centre counly was shown
by the result of the recent election
which he intended indirectly to make
a gauge of his popularity.
Prostituting ‘American Womanhood.
It was reported that the marriage
arranged between Prince Murat and
the rich American Miss/CALDWELL was
broken off because the intended bride
refused to allow her prospective hus-
band as large an annuity as he thought
his princely dignity was entitled to
It is now said that the lady writes
to American friends that the barter
of her money for the Prince's title may
yet be effected on terms that will satis-
fy the mercenary Frenchman. Such
transactions as the marriage of Miss
Hu~NriNetoN to the German Count
Harzreror, and the iatended one of
“The Best Soldier Should be the Best
Citizen.’ !
From the Lewistown (Pa.) Sentinel.
Colonel Hulings Post, No. 176, G. A.
R., of Lewistown, Mifflin county, Pa.,
will hold a fair and festival begiLning
on December 10. Some time ago letters |
were sent (0 prominment men of the
country, asking them to contribu:
something to be voted off at the fair.
It was believed that the prominence or
popularity of the contributors would
give the articles » value beyond their in- |
trinsic worth in the eyes of the patrons
of the fair, and cause active competition
to secure them. The first to respond to
these requests was ex-President Cleve-
land. His letter in reply was read to
the Post, and gave rise to some com-
ment, and has even Leen misrepresented
for partisan purposes, to correct which,
by permission of the writer, the full
text of the letter is now given to the
public, It reads as follows :
New York, Oct. 24, 1889-—E. 'W.
Fosnot, Ksq.—Dear Sir: Applications
such as you make in your letter of the
22d instant are so numerous that it is |
impossible to comply’ with them all. |
You ask that Mrs. Cleveland or I shall
contribute “somthing to be voted off’
at the coming fair to be held by Post
176 of the Grand A rmy of the Rzpablic,
Department of Pennsylvania, and you
state that the purpose” of the fair is to
increase the charity fund of the Post.
I donotknow whatyourideaisas tothe
thing which we should send, and do not
care to assume that anything which we
might contribute “to be voted off’ would
be of especial value to the cause for
which the fair is to beheld. But it is so
refreshing in these days, when the good
that is in the G. A. R! is often prostitu-
ted to the worst purposes, to know that
at least one Post proposes by its efforts
to increase its efliciency asa charitable
institution, that I gladly send a small
money contribution in aid of this object.
No one can deny that the Grand
Army of the Republic has been played
upon by demagogues for partisan pur- |
poses, and has yielded to insidious
blandishments to such an extent that it
is fegarded by,many good citi sens, whose
patriotism and fairness cannot be ques-
tioned, as an organization which has
wandered a long way from its avowed
: design. Whether this idea is absoultely
1 ate , sign. 1s id 3
Miss Catowerr, to Murat, in which correct or not,sucha sentiment not only
money is traded for rank, are not much exists, but will' grow and spread unless
within the organization something is
done to prove that its objects are not
partisane,unjust and selfish.
In this country, where the success of
our form ot government depends upon
the patriotism of all our people, the best
soldier should be the best citizen. Yours
PN —
better than prostitution and present
such specimens of American woman-
hood in a very vulgar light. There is
a streak of shoddy, if nothing worse,
running through the nature of women
who thus purchase a connection with
foreigh nobility, their own personality
being but a small factor in the trans
Federation of the Farmers and Knights
action of Labor,
Vigorous Resolutions Adopted in Favor
E 1's E . oe Sa i. :
mands Liye Ts ohn the Surptus of a Revision of the Tariff Luws.
It w 1ough h Prasiden a _. : .
as thought that Président St. Louis. Dee. 6.—This morning
HARRISON in his message had exhaust
ed all the plans of getting to the hol
tom of the public treasury, but Sena
tor EpyMuxps comes up smiling with a
scheme which his Excellency had en-
tirely overlooked, suggesting that it
would be a good way of commemorat-
ing the four hundredth anniversary of
the discovery of America by establish-
ing a University at the seat of the zen-
eral government by a liberal govern-
ment appropriation. Senator Ep-
MUNDS ought to know enought about |
the federal constitution to know that |
nothing can be found in that documeny,
to warrant such a use of the public
money, and Le should be sufficiently
sagacious to see what would be the
ultimate result of converting the public,
treasury into a fund for promoting edu- |
cational institutions. It is remarkable |
what an effect the sight of Uncle Sam’s |
overflowing coffers has had upon Re-
publican statesmen in perverting their
conception of the true purpose and
function of onr federal government,
Messrs. Powderly, Wright and Beau.
mont, representing the Knights of La-
bor, met the demands of the committee
of the Farmers’ and Laborers’ Union,
and the basis of federation between the
farmers and the knights was agreed that
the farmers should appoint a legislative
committee of two, to act in conjunction
with the legislative committee of the
knights at Washington to secure legisla-
tion in accordance with the views of
both parties. :
A committee on platform was agreed
upon—on land, money and transporta-
tion reform—and an understanding ar-
rived at by which each organization will
actively assist the other in every way
possible. The executive officers of the
two organizations will form a central
council to consult from time to time up-
on all matters of joint interest. !
The various farmers’ bodies have |
agreed upon a plan of consolidation |
which will result in bringing about an
absolute union. It is probable that in
time the knights will also join the far-
mers’ actual union. In the meantime
the leaders of both bodies are entirely
satisfied with practical federation now
The National Farmers’ Alliance has |
adopted a long series of resolutions fav- |
oring woman suffrage and the Austra- |
lian system of voting. The resolution |
on the tariff reads:
Resolved, That we favor such revision
New, larger and clearer type, hand- | 2nd reduction of the tariff that the taxes i
5 v
: may rest as lightly as possitle upon pro- |
some headlines and a faultless ar- y Sg xp POD p
Handsome as Well as Good.
| tient declined to receive th
‘She urged upon him the necessity of
‘city hall this afternoon to arrange for the
formed guard of honor com
| rate Veterans as
was defeated by H.S." Foote, Union
i eral amnesty of that date,
| Pacific Railroad.
Death of Jefferson Davis, Jeff Davi's Capture.
He Breathes Uis Last in New Orleans
Friday Morning.
NEw OzrLeans, Dec. 6.—Jefferson
Davis died at 12:45 this morning. From
the beginning of his fatal lness, Mr.
Davis had insisted that his cause was
nearly or quite hepeless, though dread
OL pain, or fear of death, never appeared
to take the slightest hold upon his
spirits, which were brave and even
buoyant from the beginning of his attuck.
At 6 o'clock last evening, without any
assignable cause, Mr. Davis was seized
with congestive chills which seemed to
absolutely crush the vitality out of his !
already enfeebled body. So weak was |
Mr. Davis that the violence of the as- |
sault soon subsided for lack of vitality |
upon which to prey. From that mo. |
ment to the moment of his deaththe his-
tory of his case was that of gradual
sinkirg. Ai7 o'clock Mrs. Davis ad-
ministered some medicine, but the pa-
e whole dose.
The Story as Told by Himself to a Life-
Long Friend.
Dr. Arthur Le Boutillier, of Cincin
nati, bas made public a letter written by
Jetierson Davis, and withheld until after
his death at his own request, in which
he denies that he was dressed as a womn-
an when captured. The le‘ter was
written to Colonel Crafts Wright, who
was a room-mate of Davis at West-
point, and a lifetong friend. Wright
died in 1876. In this letter Davis said :
“Accept my thanks for the report of the
proceedings at the last annual meeting
of the West Point graduates, also for a
paper containing a statement in regard
to my capture, .
“The Lieutenant in his zeal to sus-
tain the slanderous article of his General
have believed to be true. For instance,
the one who ordered me to halt bore a
carbine, not a ‘revolver ;’ the only per-
son with me was a colored maid servant.
Instantly I dropped
cloak and shawl and advanced toward
the soldier offensively, declaring I
would not surrender ir. ‘answer to his de-
mand. Then Mrs. Davis ran up to me
and threw her arms around my neck.
That of course ended any possibility for
my escape, and I said to her: ‘God’s
will bedone,’ and turned back with her
to the tent, and passed on immediately
to a fire a short distance off.
“The only firing or show of armed re-
sistance was beyond a creek we had
crossed before encamping, and the fire
taking the remainder, but putting it |
aside with the gentlest of gestures, he |
whispered, “Pray, excuse me.” These
were his last words. Giandually he grew
weaker and weaker, but never for an in-
stant scemed to lose conciousness, At
12:45 he passed away, surrounded by the
members of his family. It is believed
the foundation of Mr. Davis’ last illness
was malaria, complicated with acute
bronchitis. Careful nursing and skill-
ed medical attention had mastered the
latter, but itis supposed that the con-
gestive chill, which was the immediate | was between the Michigan und Wiscon-
cause of death, was attributable to a re- sin men. It was considerable time
turn of malaria, i before I saw Colonel Pritchard. He
THE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS, | afterward told me that several hours
: : had elapsed before he knew of my pres-
Ii Toiponse to a proclumation from ence, and he claimed credit for the for-
Mayor Shakespeare a” number of repre- bearance of his men in not shooting me
sentatives and Teprsentative citizens as- | pt 2 1 refused to surrender,
sembled in the Mayor's parlor ai the “As you say, there was no impropriety
in assuming a disguise to escape capture
but there was no time to have assumed
one except by waiting for the deploy-
ed cavalry, secn approaching, to close
upon the road still open to the creek.
The falsehood was conceived in a de-
sire to humiliate me, and at first it was
asserted that 1 had on a bonnet and a
woman’s dress, with a hoop-skirt.
Woodeuts of a hat of the kind were said
to have been made in New York. It
may here be mentioned that the staff
officers sent on the ship when my wife
and children were detained afier I was
incarcerated at Fortress Monroe, did
plander her trunks, carrying off many
articles of value, and among other things
a hoop skirt, which the knaves were
said su bsequently to have sold as the one
worn by nie.
funeral of the late Jefferson Davis. It
was agreed that the body, which has
been embalmed, be removed from the
residence of Mr. Payne to-night, to the
city hall, where it will remain until
Wednesday next in charge of the uni-
posed of
members of the association of Confede-
sted by the military.
This action is taken in ‘order to enable
citizens of every section in the South to
atteud the funeral? It is expected that
many volunteer military organizations
will attend in a body. Governor Nich-
ols, of this State, having been notified of
Mr. Davis’ death will issue a proclama-
tion advising that all business be sus-
pended on Wednesday next, the day of
the funeral. Mr. Davis’ remaine will be
deposited temporarily in the vault of one
of the associations of Confederate Vet-
erans. The meeting appointed an exec-
ative committee who will arrange the
details of the funeral.
defierson Davis was born in Christian
county, Kentucky, June 3, 1808. He
studied at Transylvania College, and
graduated at West Point in 1828. le
served as'a lieutenant of infantry in the
Black Hawk warin 1831-32 ; first lieu-
tenant of dragocns against the Pawnees
and other Indian tribes in 1833-5. He
soon after resigned from the army, hav-
ing contracted a runaway marriage with
the daughter of Colonel, afterwards Gen- |
eral Zachary Taylor, and settled down
and became a cotton planter in M issis-
sippi. He was a Democratic member of
Congress in 1845-6, and becameconspic-
uous in the discussions on the tariff) Ore-
gon,and the Mexican war.
He was elected United States Sena-
tor in 1847, but resigned to take part in
the Mexican war; was Colonel of the
Mississippi Rifles, and prominent at
Monterey and Buena Vista, and highly
commended by General Taylor in his
official dispatches He was a candidate
for Governor of Mississippi in 1851, but
conviction that, in my ease and our time,
truth is crushed beneath malice and
falsehood, so deep below the light of
reason in the Northern u ind, that jus-
tice to me from them is hopeless. Eith-
er sagacity or magnanimity should have
taught my enemies to deal fairly, 1f not
generously, by one who was regarded
as suffering vicariously for ths people
he had represented. 1 thank you truly
for your kindness. Believe me, ever
em ect——
Jefferson Davis Buried.
The Leader of the Southern Confeder-
acy €arried to the Tomb.
New ORLEANS, Docember 11.—A
beautiful southern winter day dawned
for the obsequies f Jefferson Davis.
on the occasion of carnival festivities,
Across in Lafayette square, just opposite
the City hall, a dense multitude gather-
ed, and Canal, Camp and St. Charles
streets were crowded with people from
all over the country.
As soon as the doors of the City hall
c.ndidate. Mr. Davis was appointed were opened a stream of visitors began
Secretary of President Pierce’s
Cabinet, and served in it until 1856,
when he asagain elected to the United
States Senate, resigning his seat in Jan-
uary, 1861. He was on February 4, 1861,
chosen President of
take a farewell view of the remains of
the famous confederate leader. The
crowd of visitors was even greater than
that of yesterday, there being Liu. ods
the Provisional
Government formed by the Secession-
ists, and elected President for six years
of the Confederate States in November,
1861, and inaugurated February 22,
1862. ;
On May 10, 1865, be was captured by
Federal soldiers at Irwinsville, Ga., in
the attempt to escape after the fall of
Richmond and the collapse of the Con-
federacy. An imprisonment of two
years in Fortress Monroe followed. He |
was thea released on bail, and set at
liberty December 25, 1868, by the gen-
He married
a daughter of President Taylor.
In the United States Senate he was a
prominent advocate of slavery, of State
rights of a Southern route for the Pa-
citic railway, and a conspicuous oppon-
ent of the Freneh Spoliatior. bill. As
Secretary of War he was prominent with
the Army. Among his measures were
the revision of the army regulations, the
introduction of the light infantry or rifle |
system of tactics, the manutacture of
rifled arms, the increase of the army,
and scientfic explorations of the West |
for determining the best route for the
As a speaker he was
fluent, earnest, vigorous and terse.
Allison’s Gloomy Prospects.
city had been delayed until to-day. It
was not until 11.80 o’clock that the lid
of the casket closed down fore
the features of the dead. The remains
were then conveyed to the front portico
of the City hall building, where the
simple but impressive rites of the Epis-
copal church were performed. After
the services the funeral procession was
The following were the pall Leavers;
Governor Francis U. Nicholls, of Louis-
lana; Governor Robert Lowry, of
Mississippi; Governor S. B. Buckner,
: of Kentucky; Governor John B. Gor-
don, of Georgia; Governor J. S. Rich-
ardson, of South Car lina ; Governor F
P. Fl ming, of Florida; Governor
James P. Eagle, of Arkansas.
services at the grave were conducted by
Bishops Gallaher and Thompson and
were in accordance with the ritual of
the Episcopal church
A Great Crowd View the Remains of
Jefferson Davis.
NEw OzLuaNs, Dee. 10.—Owing to
the fact that it was virtually the last
day on which the remains of Jeff Davis
“could be viewed, people crowded the
city to-day. Business took half a holi-
makes assertions which he could not .
the waterproof
“Do not, my friend, wonder at my |
The crush on the streets equalled any- |
thing that has ever been witnessed here |
to pour through the death chamber to |
of people from abroad whose visit to this
ver upon
The :
‘day without consulting anybody. The
march by the bier was rapid and or
derly, and fully 70,000 people passed
through the beautiful chamber in which
hiz body rested.
The city is decorated on a greater
scale than- ever before in its history.
The American flag is at half mast over
the City Hall and other prominent
buildings. A few Confederate flass are
shown, but in a way entirely unobjec-
tionable. One is across the coffin. A
survivor of the Eicht Louisiana, about
? ductive labor, and that its burdens may |
rangement of its news and gener- | be imposed upon the luxur
al reading matter, have greatly improv-
ies aud re- | : TR
moved from the necessaries of life, and | Philadelpina Heoors.
ed the appearance of that excellent pa-
per, the Philadelphia Record. In ad-
: : : . . The prospect of the re-election of the
tind sconmuluion of Nhe apa Hon. Wiliam B. Allon bo the. Unied
States treasury surplus.” States Saami ra, Lows = growing
ion to eis hs ten ncru | om Slime rs on meio, Whi hE
ed by two more pages. The objection gapped 2p cncdsciaring boas fhe won) lot in the Legislature, two mémbers of
to the Record used to be that its print | 5 candidate who did not eh to | this majority have already declared their
was somewhat indistinct, but this has | the principles enumerated therein. | Dass to at Ts chs
been entirely overcome by as clear an a Eoteings of the Rey Co | tirely lost the confidence of the people
impression as can be made by good the Northern Alliance were devoted al- | °f Iowa when he prepared and 24 700
type on good paper by any printing most exclusively to discussion of amalga- En WL
press. As a medinm of news it is com- ; mation and the revision of the consti- |
plete and reliable. But the great fea-
ture of the Record is seen in its editori-
al pages. It is ahead in iis advocacy
of such measures as are calculated *to
promote the public good and in its pro-
tution. Many conferences were held | Were so greatly at variance with his
between committees of the union and | former record on the tariff question that ,
the. Northern Alliance. and with | his fellow-citizens could not believe in
representatives of the Knightsof Labor. | bis sincerity. They regarded his Tariff
mulgation of such doctrines as tend to | the Northern and Southern bodies of a So fave arisen among the
1: ay farmers. The following officers were | ep ig :
advance the civil, moral and physical | as ) es ———— A—
: v | elected this afternoon : President, L. 1. Te
well being of the people and the person- | pik of North Carolina ; vice president, | —Joseph Muckle, who was recently found in
al right and liberty of the citizen.
has the flag he carried draped in front
of his officeand over it a sign,“ All over.”
rs rm a—e——
JEFF Davis being dead and
buried, it is to he hoped that the mem-
ory of the confederate chief will not he
put to political use by politicians in
need of a campaign issue,
re ——— ee
——There will be a meeting of the P.
0.8. of A.,, on Tuesday evening, Dec.
17th. Every member is requested to be
present as business of importance will
be transacted.
The result is a confederation of the | bill, at the same time, as deeply hostile
Farmers’ and Laborers’ Unon with | to their best interests. It is not surpris-
the Knights of Labor and a union of , ng therefore, that a strong opposition
5 i
In! D. H. Clover of Kansas City ; treasurer, | the last stages of consumption and unconscious
i i J. H. Turner of Texas. in a gutter in South Bethlehem, died at the
this respect ithas few equals and no su- J H. 2 Northampton poorhouse, on Saturd
the only living officer of the regiment, |
What a Centre County Farmer Sees in
nm The brick work of the Odd Fellows new
mammoth building is rapidly nearing c¢omple-
No.3 tion. A gentleman who represents a large
Editor of the Warcumax :
Dear Sir : —1 promised last week to try
to give a bird’s eye view of Boston as seen from
the top of the State House. It is written that
“a city that is set ona hill can not be hid.
Boston is not set on a hill, but the Boston State
House is, and its gold leaf dome ean be seen
from most any part of the city, and itis well
that it can, for in this “cow town,” where the
streets are builtup along what were once erook-
! ed cow paths, it is necessary that the person
| who is foriunate enough not to have been born
here, have some point to he guided by as he
| goes to and from his work, otherwise he is
| sure to get lost,
| From the top of the dome, which is reached
"partly by an elevator and rartly by narrow
winding stairs, on a clear day one can see all
| the glory of the “Hub” in a moment of time, as
it were. That gray shaft off yonder to the
| north is the Bunker Hill monument. This is
| the Charles river just here at our feet. Across
it yonder to the west is Cambridge and tariff
reform Harvard which for two hundred and fif-
tv years has furnished New England with col-
lege bred teachers and preachers. You ean
see the square tower of the mernorial dining
hall where seven hundred and eighty-six Har-
vard students take their meals. This square
block of houses down here to the south: west,
the only piace in the city where the streets are
at right angles, is called Back Bay, and that
| wide street with the two rows of trees and
green park down through its entire length is
Commonwealth Avenue, where the aristocrats
live. Right here within a stone’s throw is Bos-
"ton Common, so well known to every school
. boy, with its frog pond. Across yonder to the
| south east is Dorchester heights, which com-
' mands an entrance to the harbor and where
| earth works were thrown up during the Revo
lutionary war. Down here to the south is the
: portion of the city that was burnt Thanksgiv-
| ing day. It was a terrible fire. Isaw the walls
! fall which buried two fire engines and three
brave firemen. If Nero set fire to Rome to
! gratify his desire for a grand spectacle, he
knew what a grand spectacle was. Over here
to the north east is Charlestown and the Navy
yard. That large ship you see down there in
the harbor is the training ship. The evolution
squadron made up its crews from men trained
I could point out to you from here the prin-
cipal places of interest, sich as the church
known as Paul Revere’s church, in whose spire
the lanterns were hung which gave him the
signal that the British were moving to take the
supplies at Concord; Faneuil Hall, known
everywhere as the “Cradle of Liberty,” built
in 1742; Kings Chapel in which John Wesley
preached when in America, &e. Butit would
be better to visit these places than merely to
point them out. All the chief points of inter-
| est, such as churches, theaters, lecture and
musie halls, art and other museums, are with-
in easy walking distance. That four story
brick just across the street there is the home
of Joseph Cook. Ben Butler's law office is |
just around the corner there In some future
letter I shall endeavor to give you an idea of
some of these well known men, of their lives,
work and methods. !
As one walks the streets of Boston one would
think that the buildings are mostly of granite,
But when looked at fromm above and behind,
the buildings reveal the fact that it is only the
’ 3 : Tad
* | front that is granite, the rest, as in other cities
| being a pile of bricks. Whether this fact,which
i can be observed in all cities, namely, that the
I front sides of the buildings belie the back sides
of them, is an indication of the character of
. many of the people,or whether the character of
| of these people is a result of this fact,isaques-
tion I will leave each reader to solve for him-
self. That there is some connection between
them I do not think any intelligent mind will
doubt, B. UST.
in your place I should brace up. Peo-
ple say you never pay your debts,
Beet—So, ho, swelled head, do they ?
' Well, I may be a little slow, but when
I’m cooked for dinner the neighbors
don’t make a wild stampede for fresh
~=What prompted that bold young man
to Kiss you at the door last night?
Cora—Why, ma, 1 don’t think he
needed any prompting.
ASSOCIATION.- -The annual meeting of
the School Directors’ Association will
be heid in the High School room in
Bellefonte on Thursday, Dec. 19th,1889,
commencing at 10 o'clock, a. m. It is
to be hoped’ that there will be a full
turnout of Directors from all the Dis-
tricts in the county. Addresses have
been promised on the following subjects
from the gentlemen named :
“Better Supplies of Apparatus and
, Help;” Prof. D. M. Lieb, of Bellefonte.
i “Regular Courses of Study for Un-
graded Schools; Prof, Ritchie, of
“District Supervison;” Rev. W. B
+ Fischer, of Centre Hall.
The Executive Committee have also
set down for discussions “Improvement
in School Architecture,” “Free Text
Books,” and **Arbor Day and Tree
An effort will be made to have the
train on the Lewisburg Road leave
Bellefonte at 3 30 p. m. on the day of
convention, instead of 2.30, p.m., as
to enable the Directors from Penns
Valley to spend. more time at the con-
E. A. Russkr,
W. B. Rankin, President,
Philipsburg Pickings,
| A Batch of Interesting News Collected and
Written By Our Own Special
Mr. MeAteer, the new proprietor of the Pot-
| ter House, is having it overhauled from top to
{ bottom, and expects to put about three thous
| and dollars worth of improvements upon it, in
the way of painting both in and outside, and
| repapering every room in the building. Jones
& Carboy have the contract.
A number of cases of scarlet fever is to he
found in town.
Capt. C. T. Fryberger has erected a large
building on north Front .street, between the
main line and Morrisdale branch of the Penn
Tit For TAT.—Cabbage—IfI were |
steel and iron manufactory of St. Louis,
arrived, who will superintend the
the front of the building, which will he made
entirely of solid iron. Hoover, Hughes & Co.
have the contrast for the e of
Leland Powers, imperzonator, will aprear in
the opera house to-morrow (Saturday) aya.
ing, under auspices of the Mountain Wheel
It is now about two months sinc. Front
street, from the Potter block to the Lloyd i1-
tel, was macadamized, ana town conncil spent
several hundred dollars of the people's mon. v
to have it done. And what di the citizo: re"
ceive in return ? It is not necessary to tell tha
residents of town, but those whe do not iv in
Philipsburg we might tell them that this pur.
ticular portion of Front street has fr m thy
to four inches of the very worst kind of mi
The underpart isgill right,sbut in putting
“stuff” upon top of the stone, instead of
lime stone was a great mistake, and cne wh
will cost the borough a snug little sum to
building of
rection the
Part of the Myers residence, on Front str
is being converted into a store TOV.
The Hope Fire Company’s Bazaar and Fair
which will open a couple of days before Christ
mas, and continue until after New Year, prom
ises to be one of the most successful affairs”
its kind ever held in Philipsburg. They hay
already received contributions in the wav of
goods and money amounting to near fifteen
hundred dollars, and there is not a day but a
number of valuable articles are given to them,
They chanced off a great many of these arti-
cles from which they desire cash, One of the
most valuable articles is an upright piano, pre-
sented to them by a firm through their agent
here, Capt. J. H. Boring. Itis one of the best
and decidedly the most beantiful pianos to he
found in Philipsburg. Ic will be chanced off
during the holidays at $1 a chance. About
| two hundred chan: es have already been tak-
en. The Bazaar and Fair will be held in the
sylvania railroad.
Sandford & MeCormick, coal operators, have
dissolved partnership. Hereafter the busi-
ness will be carried on by the former.
For the first time in many months our ex-
ef of police, John Lehr, was noticed out on
last Saturday afternoon, after a severe spell or
Smith & Fiecis, hake
rs, hava dissolved part-
Rev. Charles Walker, of St. George, Del, oc-
cupied the puipit of the Presbyterian church
on last Sunday morning and evening. The
house was very well filled, and those who had
the pleasure of hearing him were well pleased
with him, so much so that there is a proba”
bility of the congregation accepting him as
minister of this charge.
J. N. Cassanova left Monday evening for
Cuba, where he is extensively interested in a
large sugar plantation. Before leaving he re-
signed th: Presidency of the Philipsburg
Electric Light, Gas, Power & Steam Heat Co.,
it being his intention to hereafter devote more
of hiis attention to his interests in Cuba.
Supervisor Vale, of the Beech Creek rail
road, who has been deranged for some time
was taken to the insane asylum Tuesday morn-
Many people (their enemies) who predicted
the failure of R. B. Wigton & Sons, of this
place, and would not pay their many employes
were, no doubt, disappointed when they heard
i that the firm met all of their men Saturday
and Monday and paid every cent due them.
There need be no fear of the firm going under
—they are not built that way.
Our Churches are preparing for their usual
Christmas entertainments, The Lutherans
will have a Cantata entitled “Sa.ta Claus.”
Supple’s automatic clock,which will be plac-
ed at the corner of Front and Presqueisle
streets, will be quite a convenience to the
town. It will be ylaced in position in a couple
of weeks.
Pine Grove Pickings.
Rev. C.P. Aikens, with his new relation, ar-
rived safely at the parsonage on the afternoon
of the 11th, after a wet and tedious drive over
mountains and through mud from Milroy, Mif-
flin county.
Our young friends Clem Fortney and George
Tate are entitled to be added to our nimrodie
list, each having brought down a fine doe last
week. This being the last week of the hunt_
ing season everybody that can afford a Har-
persferry musket is out and good reports are
expected later.
John Homan, Sr., recently made a miracu-
lous escape from heing killed by a large bull
While in the actof tying the animal in the sta-
ble, he made a plunge at the old man, one horn
scraping the skin from the knee to the hip,
throwing him to the ground, and had it not
been for his wife being in the stable at the
time and driving the animal out of the stables
his injuries might have been more serious.
The sausage season is about coming toa close
in our village, with mine host, Jim Deckert, of
the St. Elmo, as having kilied the champion
porker that tipped the scales at 40234 pounds
Numerous were the guesses made on his hog-
ship’s weight. Manfully did the fellow that
tolis the farmers grain set up the cigars for the
crowd, he making the wildest guess and was
elected, to which Jake responded liberally. Re”
ports from the country to be heard from later.
Miss Annie McCormick, teacher of the Cen-
tre School, handed to the hoard on Tuesday
the 6th inst., her resignation, to take immedi-
ate effect, which was accepted. Who her suc-
cessor will be is not yet known, but we do
know that one with experience and who could
wield the rod, and spare it not, conld succeed.
Tuesday evening was one of pleasure at
the Lutheran parsonage which was brilliantly
illuminated, and the entrance beautifully fes-
tooned, while the inside has lately been fur,
nished with the best of furniture and the floors
bedecked with costly carpets to correspond
also an elegant piano graced the parlor. Earl
in the day carriages and buggies containing
necessaries and luxuries arrived with kind
hands to prepare the elegant supper that await
ed their newly married pastor and party, who
arrived about 4 o'clock, p. m. After a little se.
‘ eretion all were seated around the festal board
which was laden with elegant refreshments,
and well did the ushers adapt themselves to
the occasion. The bride is a most accomplish-
ed lady, one well fitted to preside over a par-
sonage, having a smile and pleasant greeting
for every one The Pine Grove Band boys ren-
dred soma fine music in the evening, when
the pastor and wife made their appearance
and in a brief and appropriate address took
the boys in to take care of them, which they
30 well appreciated. Later in the evening
the small boys with tin horns and other noisy
implements enlivened the scene and brought
the bride and groom intolprominence the sec-
ond time, after which all withdrew with the
best wishes of toward the inmates of the
parsonage, leaving them to their own enjoy-
ment for the balance of the evening.